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New Resolutions for a New Presidential Term

Blog12/03/2020

"Unwinding an illiberal government…the principle that should guide the process is: No special privilege, no trading of special privileges."

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No, the American Republic Was Not Founded on Slavery

U.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog10/28/2020

The fact that some Americans supported slavery in the eighteenth century is not at all remarkable. Most of the world agreed with them. What is remarkable is that many of them sought to abolish slavery in the new republic.

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No, the Stock Market Isn't a "Leading Indicator" of Economic Prosperity

Blog10/19/2020

In an unhampered economy, stock prices would reflect the availability of savings for investment and capital. But in an inflationary economy, rising stock prices suggest something very different.

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No, We Don't Need a Government Post Office

Bureaucracy and RegulationEconomic Freedom

Blog08/22/2020

Leonard Read has explained how so many Americans arrived at the clearly false notion that a government post office is necessary.

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Nock and Mencken on Democracy and Equality

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog07/28/2020

The egalitarian society is pledged to common cultural values resulting in a rigorous homogeneity. Thus, a man who stands in contempt of the prevailing ideology has no rights under the law.

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New Opportunities for Marxists: Climate Change and Coronavirus

CapitalismProgressivismSocialism

Blog07/22/2020

Every economic system is a mixture of market action and state control. The Marxist strategy is to blame every ill caused by state intervention on capitalism. 

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New Kosovo Indictment Is a Reminder of Bill Clinton’s Serbian War Atrocities

War and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog07/18/2020

President Bill Clinton’s favorite "freedom fighter" in Kosovo just got indicted for mass murder, torture, kidnapping, and other crimes against humanity.

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Nozick and the Minimal State

Blog07/03/2020

Nozick tries and fails to show how a minimal state might justifiably arise from Rothbardian anarchy.

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